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Cyril & Methodius Parish

608 Sobieski Street, Lemont, IL 60439

Parish Staff
Rev. Waldemar Valdi Stawiarski

Pastoral Ministry
Rev. Marion Soprych Associate Pastor Deacon Michael Ciciura Deacon Norbert Lesnieski

Mrs. Shirley Tkachuk Parish School Principal Mrs. Trish Nickleski Sacramental Prep
Religious Education Coordinator

March 30, 2014 Fourth Sunday of Lent

Kim Zajec Religious Education Secretary

Liturgy Coordinator
Marietta Vargo

Music Ministry
Miroslawa Sojka-Topor Music Director

Embrace the Journey: from Ashes to New Life

Youth Ministry
Michael Lundberg

Denise Duda Business Manager Lynn Bailey Assistant Business Manager Monika Bochenek Beth Rachwalski Peggy Sniegowski Ann Zajec Parish Secretaries Cheryle Long Debbie Grand Evening Receptionists Dennis Sepessy Facility Manager Kay Manning Bulletin Editor

Our Parish Mission Statement We are a family of faith, entrusted with the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Rooted in a rich tradition of worship, service and prayer, we foster the unity and faith of this community. Enlivened by the Spirit, we share our gifts, talents and resources to bring about the Kingdom of God.

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith

March 30, 2014

Welcome to SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish

The Parish Staff of St. Cyrils welcomes all to our historic parish that has carried on the mission of Jesus since 1884.

Parish Information Rectory:

608 Sobieski Street, Lemont, IL Denise Duda, Business Manager (630) 257-2776; (630) 257-9372 Fax rectory@stcyril.org website: www.stcyril.org 607 Sobieski Street, Lemont, IL Shirley Tkachuk, Principal (630) 257-6488; shirleyt@stcyril.org Trish Nickleski D.R.E. (630) 257-9314; religed@stcyril.org

Minister of Music: Mira Sojka-Topor musicmin@stcyril.org (630) 257-0100 Liturgy Marietta Vargo, liturgy@stcyril.org Coordinator: (630) 257-5806 Youth Minister: Michael Lundberg lemontyouthm@sbcglobal.net (630) 257-2414 Dr. Jolanta Tatara, Principal www.polschool.com (630) 669-9058 Carol Mierendorf (630) 257-2776 Melissa Krawczyk, President 2012/2013 bulletin@stcyril.org helpinghands@stcyril.org


Polish School:

Religious Education:

Minister of Care: Parish Council:

Mass Schedule:
Bulletin: Saturday: Sunday: 7:00 AM & 5:30 PM 7:00, 8:30 (Polish), 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM (Polish) 5:00 PM (St. Patricks - English) Helping Hands:

New Parishioners: Please fill out the registration forms on the welcoming table in the back of Church or from our website and place in the registration box, rectory or collection. A member of the welcoming committee will contact each new parishioner. Baptisms: Parents need to be registered, active and supporting parishioners prior to arranging a Baptism at St. Cyrils. If this is a firstborn child, the parents are required to attend a Pre-Baptismal Preparation Class. Both sponsors should be adults and one an active, practicing Catholic. Marriage: The bride and groom are encouraged to be registered, active, contributing parishioners of SS. Cyril & Methodius. Arrangements are to be made with the priest as soon as possible (preferably six months before the wedding.) A Marriage Preparation Program is a requirement of the Archdiocese. To schedule a wedding, please contact the rectory office.

Special Masses:
Weekdays: Tuesday PM: First Friday: 7:00 AM 8:00 PM Polish 7:00, 9:00 AM (Fall) & 7:00 PM (Polish)

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday: 4:30 - 5:00 PM First Fridays: 6:00-7:00 PM Also available by appointment.

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick:

Following the Monday morning 7:00 AM Mass.

Renovation 2014:

Wedding and baptism reservations should be aware that upcoming renovations are planned for the interior of our church. Rectory Hours: Each weekday the rectory will be closed Weekend ceremonies and Sunday services will continue, but between the hours of 12 PM-1PM. flooring and pew restoration may be underway in stages. Our priests and staff will assist parishioners to find an available date Monday through Wednesday 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM and time for their ceremony to be performed at St. Cyril's. We Thursday and Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM are also working closely with our neighboring parishes, Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM St. Alphonsus and St. Patrick, to accommodate our parishioners, Sunday Closed if needed. For more information and assistance, please call the rectory.

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith And now a few things to consider:

March 30, 2014

From the Pastors Desk Im sure we all recognize that the account of the man born blind from todays Gospel is not simply an account of physical blindness and the recovery of eyesight. The real cure has to do with spiritual blindness. The truth is that we dont see well at all when it comes to both seeing God and seeing other people. Beyond that, there is the matter of seeing and paying attention to the deeper realities hidden within the people and events that we encounter during our daily lives. There are a few important things in our lives we ought to be looking into; our relationship with our families, for instance. Many of us have not given serious attention to relationships with husbands, wives and children. Neglecting serious examination leads to family miseries. We need to give our relationships close attention, otherwise they can be taken for granted. The most important thing we need to look at is our relationship with God. It goes without saying that a lot of unhappiness is found in the lives of those who simply set God aside. They think they will get around to paying attention to God later, and later never comes around, often until its too late. We need to look at the now in our relationship with God. An important vision connected to this has to do with how people see themselves. All too often they make snap judgments, superficial judgments, about what God is doing in their lives. At a shallow level they simply assume they know what Gods doing. They have false assessments of what God is doing because they have not seriously prayed over the matter; they have not made a discernment based on some contemplation and meditation that gives them a vision of God and His works throughout both human history and what He has been doing throughout their lives. The secret to having good insight, inner sight, inner vision, is found in prayer, in spending time with God trying to see things as He sees them. If you take this route you will have some wonderful surprises. Youll begin to see beauty in others, a beauty that others and we ourselves often miss because we have eyes to see but dont really see. In spending some quiet time alone with God you will see Gods gifts in your life. Lent is almost over. The good news is that the rest of Lent lies in front of us, giving us, in Gods good graces, more chances to utilize the time remaining to Embrace

Please note there are no Stations of the Cross this Wednesday, April 2nd. Consider coming to a meeting regarding this years Block Party. Anyone interested in being part of the organizing committee should join fellow parishioners at a meeting on Monday, April 7th at 7 PM. Share your musical talent to help organize a concert in honor of two new saints, John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, April 27th at 4 PM. See below for more details. Our next meeting regarding Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II will be this Monday, March 31st at 6:30 PM at the rectory. Couples married in 1964 interested in attending The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass held on Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 2:45 PM at Holy Name Cathedral should see an ad in todays bulletin and sign up. Congratulations in advance. The Blessed Sacrament candle that burns above the altar 24/7 is now available to be offered for your intentions or in memory of your loved ones. This candle is replaced every Monday morning. Please call our parish office to book your week. A donation of $100 will be requested and a name of a donor and his/ her intention will be acknowledged in our bulletin for the week booked.

Have a nice week and God bless you and your loved ones, Fr. Valdi A Concert of Gratitude SS. Cyril & Methodius would like to invite you to a concert organized in honor of our two new saints John XXIII and John Paul II. It will be held on April 27th at 4 PM in our church. We are looking for talented people willing to be part of the concert who are musically/vocally gifted. The presentation will last up to one hour so the number of participants is limited. Please contact Ms. Mira :
musicmin@stcyril.org 630-257-0100

the Journey, from Ashes to New Life.

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith Religious Education News By: Trish Nickleski, D.R.E. Dear Parents:

March 30, 2014

REMINDER: Due to Spring Break at the Lemont schools there will be NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES on Sunday, March 30th, Monday, March 31st and Wednesday, April 2nd. Classes resume on Sunday, April 6th, Monday, April 7th and Wednesday, April 9th. Please note this is our last week of classes due to Easter being so late this year! _________________________________ Registration materials for next religious education school year have been emailed to families last week, please check your email for this important information. Please remember that all registrations are accepted on a first come-first serve basis and if you need a certain day and time you need to return your childs registration in a timely manner. We are asking that you mark you 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices for classes on the registration form this year. If you do not receive your first choice we will notify you. Also tuition fees will go up after June 15th by $50.00. Any questions please dont hesitate to call the religious education office at 630-257-9314.

Thank you to all of the members of the SS. Cyril & Methodius School Board of Specified Jurisdiction and to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to make both of our fish frys a huge success! Their commitment to our school is deeply appreciated. The funds generated by these dinners go to help our school.
On Monday, March 24th our fourth graders presented the Living Stations of the Cross for our school and parish. Congratulations to them for a job well done and to their teachers Mrs. Hickey and Mrs. Lavin along with Mrs. Wilson and Miss Mira for helping them to present this event to both the school and parish. Our students and staff are off from school and enjoying a well-earned Spring Break. We are all looking forward to our Jesus Day, which we will observe on Thursday, April 10th. Classes will resume on Monday, April 7th. Mrs. S. Tkachuk, Principal

11th Annual SS. Cyril & Methodius Golf Outing Looking for volunteers and raffle prizes!!
The Golf Outing Committee is looking for volunteers and raffle prizes for the 2014 Parish Golf Outing. Proceeds from this event go directly to the School Tuition Assistance Program. We are looking for volunteers to participate in our planning meetings, to call or stop into local businesses for sponsorships and raffle prizes, and to help the day of the event. No knowledge of golf is required and any help is appreciated! If you are able to help in anyway, please contact Jennifer Ogrodny at jogrodny24@yahoo.com or 708-692-2242 or Rob Pobiega at rpobiega@yahoo.com or 630-862-4052.
4th Grade Living Stations of the Cross, Monday, March 24th Fish Fry, Friday, March 21st, Fr. Gilewski Center

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Holy Week Services 2014

Palm Sunday
Palms will be blessed and distributed at every Mass Mass on Saturday at 5:30 PM Sunday at 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM (Polish), 10:30 AM Church, 10:30 AM Gym, 12:00 Noon, and 1:30 PM (Polish)

Monday of Holy Week

Morning Mass 7:00 AM Tri-Parish Reconciliation Individual Confessions 5:00-6:00 PM and 7:00-8:00 PM (English and Polish)

Tuesday of Holy Week

Morning Mass 7:00 AM, School Mass 9:00 AM Devotions 7:00 PM, Polish Mass 8:00 PM

Wednesday of Holy Week

Morning Mass 7:00 AM 7:30 PM Stations of the Cross, English Mass 8 PM

Holy Thursday
School Prayer Service 9:00 AM Mass of the Lords Supper at 7:00 PM (Bilingual English & Polish) Adoration Until Midnight Night Prayer at Midnight

Good Friday
Stations of the Cross 10:00 AM Service of the Lords Passion and Death: 12:00 Noon (Polish), 3:00 PM (English), 5:00 PM (Polish), 7:30 PM (English) Holy Communion will be distributed at these four services. There are no confessions on Good Friday.

Holy Saturday
Blessing of Food Baskets: 9:00 AM (Polish), 10:00 AM (English), 11:00 AM (Polish), 12:00 PM (English), 1:00 PM (Polish) (No Confessions or 5:30 PM Mass on Holy Saturday) Easter Vigil Mass at 7:00 PM (Bilingual English & Polish)

Easter Sunday Masses

Polish 5:30 AM English 8:30 AM English 8:30 AM Church Church Gym Fr. Stawiarski Fr. Marion Fr. Kutch English English Polish English 10:30 AM 10:30 AM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM Church Gym Church Gym Fr. Stawiarski Fr. Lucas Fr. Stawiarski Fr. Marion

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday, April 12th: Monday, April 14th: Individual Confessions (English and Polish) 3:00 PM Tri-Parish Reconciliation Individual Confessions (English and Polish) 5:00-6:00 PM and 7:00-8:00 PM

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Embrace the Journey: from Ashes to New Life

Tri-Parish Lemont Youth Ministry Presents: The Living Stations of the Cross Presented on Good Friday, April 18th 7 PM St. Alphonsus Church All 8th graders and high school teens are welcome to participate. Many non-speaking parts. Please email Mike Lundberg if you can participate this year lemontyouthm@sbcglobal.net Lenten Almsgiving Project
Malawi, Southeastern Africa Timothy Machicka, his wife and five children live in Malawi, a country in southeastern Africa. More than half of the people in Malawi live on less than one dollar per day. Timothys family was no exception. He struggled to grow potatoes and corn on his small plot of land and did whatever odd jobs he could find to earn money. Still, often Timothys family only had one meal per day. Then Timothy joined an agriculture program run by CRS. Timothy learned that chili peppers are a crop that can grow without much water and that they are popular in the market. CRS gave him tools and training. Timothy planted chili peppers on his land. CRS also helped Timothy form a group with other famers in his village. The group provides strength in numbers; together, farmers buy fertilizer at wholesale prices, which is much more affordable than the retail price. As a group, they negotiate with buyers at the market, and are able to get better prices than they would alone. Buyers also benefit from working with the group. They can tell the famers what types of crops will sell best in the market and they save time and money by working with the group as a whole instead of visiting each farmer individually. Timothy learned from the buyers that they like to have the peppers sorted into different packages according to their quality. Bright red peppers are worth the most, orange peppers are second and yellow peppers are third. Timothys family helps him sort the peppers before he takes them to market. The buyers are happy to have the peppers already sorted and packed. Timothys chili harvest was so successful this year that he rented more land for next years crop. He is proud to give his family what he couldnt provide before: three meals a day, and clothes and blankets for his five children.

Practice times: Sunday, April 6th 2-4 PM Sunday, April 13th 2-4 PM St. Alphonsus Church
God Has Blessed Us...Easter Giving As we celebrate Easter, we are aware of all that our Risen Lord gives to us. SS. Cyril & Methodius continues to carry on the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ today. Our parish is blessed by many generous parishioners, who share their time, talents and treasures in support of the life of our parish. We remain a vibrant parish because of these sacrifices and charitable giving. As we enter the fourth quarter of our fiscal year, our Easter collection remains an important part of the operating budget. Charitable giving, besides cash, may also include gifts of shares of stocks, mutual funds or bonds. In giving appreciated assets to your parish, you could avoid paying any capital gains tax on the items and your contribution may be tax-deductible. The church is allowed to sell the assets, and receive the benefits of the appreciated value without being taxed. Visit www.parishgift.org for more information or call the rectory at (630) 257-2776. Thank you for your generosity. May God bless you and your family.

Vegetable Nwido Traditional Recipe from Malawi 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 tbsp water 1-1/2 tbsp fresh grated ginger Salt and pepper to taste 3 cups chopped greens-kale spinach or other leafy green Saut onions in olive oil until tender. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes or until greens are tender. Serve over rice.

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Embrace the Journey: from Ashes to New Life

Jesus Remember Me When You Enter Into Your Kingdom
Getsemani Group of SS. Cyril & Methodius invites you to attend an evening of Reflection and Prayer by witnessing the Passion of Christ April 6, 2014, 7 PM

Lenten Regulations
As Jesus fasted 40 days in the desert, the Church traditionally fasts during Lent. Fasting: Catholics aged 18-59 fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, limiting themselves to one full meal and two smaller meals each day, with no snacking between meals. Abstinence: Catholics aged 14 and older abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent. Reconciliation: Saturdays, 4:30-5:00 PM, First Fridays, 6:00-7:00 PM Saturday, April 12th, 3:00-5:00 PM Tri-Parish Reconciliation, individual confessions in English and Polish, Monday, April 14th, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM and 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Stations of the Cross: Wednesdays in English at 7:30 PM, followed by English Mass (except April 2nd) Fridays in Polish at 7:00 PM, followed by Polish Mass Polish Lenten Mission: March 30th, Mass at 8:30 AM & 1:30 PM March 31st, Mass at 11:30 AM & 7:30 PM April 1st, Mass at 11:30 AM & 7:30 PM April 2nd, Confession at 10:30 AM, Mass at 11:30 AM, Confession at 6:00 PM, Mass at 7:30 PM Living Stations of the Cross: Tri-Parish Youth Ministry, Good Friday, April 18th at 7:00 PM at St. Alphonsus Church

Jezu, wspomnij na mnie, gdy przyjdziesz do swego krlestwa

Grupa Getsemani przy Parafii w. Cyryla i Metodego serdecznie zaprasza wszystkich na specjalny wieczr wsplnej Refleksji oraz Modlitwy poprzez Mk oraz Drog Krzyow Naszego Jezusa Chrystusa 6 kwiecie, 2014 o godz. 7 PM

Helping Hands Needs Your Help

Helping Hands is in need of nonperishable foods such as canned soups, fruit, vegetables, chicken and tuna, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, sauces, chili, beans, cereal, and baking and pancake mix. We also need non-food items such as paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, soaps (hand, dish and laundry), shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste and household cleaning products. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. We currently assist members of the Lemont community with monthly food and Manna. If you know of someone who could use our assistance, please have them contact the rectory at (630) 257-2776 or email helpinghands@st.cyril.org Thank you for your support and generosity!

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith Lemont Parishes ProLife Ministry
St. Alphonsus, SS. Cyril & Methodius, St. James, St. Patrick

March 30, 2014

April 3rd Speaker at Our Lady of the Woods Mary Hegersberg will speak on Facing Infertility, a Journey of Faith, Hope and Love on Thursday, April 3rd, at 7 PM at Our Lady of the Woods Church, 10731 W. 131st, Orland Park. April 6th Forgiveness & Healing Service at St. Michaels St. Michael Church, 14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park will host a Forgiveness and Healing Service at 6:30 PM on Sunday, April 6th. Father Paul Burak will conduct the program. The program is for all those in need of our Lord's healing love. April 12th 40 Days for Life Take a stand for life! 40 Days for Life is a peaceful, prayerful, effective coordinated international mobilization taking place in Downers Grove in front of Access Health Clinic. The Lemont Parishes Prolife Committee will be praying in front of Access (1700 75th Street, Downers Grove) on Saturday, April 12 from 810 AM.

Exploring Priesthood Weekend April 4-6, 2014

Male Singers Needed for Good Friday Prayer Service

As has become a tradition at SS. Cyril & Methodius, we will again be forming a mens choir to sing at our Good Friday prayer service on April 18th at 7:30 PM. The Choir Will Only Sing For This One-Time Event. You dont have to have a soloist-quality voice to participate, you just have to be able to carry a tune! Participation in the mens choir will involve only one rehearsal. If you are interested in singing, please contact our Music Director, Mira Sojka-Topor as soon as possible. She may be reached at (630) 257-0100 or by email at musicmin@stcyril.org.

Contact Rev. Francis Bitterman 312-534-8298 fbitterman@archchicago.org

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Thank You to the families who have supported our campaign with their pledge and to the goodwill offerings of our parishioners. $300,000


Our Faith, Our Gift, Our Home Capital Campaign Goal $ 300,000 Collected $ 276,582 Need $ 23,418
Phase III 2014

Dear Parishioners & Friends of SS. Cyril & Methodius, We are in the final phase of the church's renovation and we can't stop now. The final phase of our renovation involves the following: 1. The removal of the current carpet and tile flooring followed by the installation of a new terrazzo floor in the body of the church along with restoration of the sanctuary floor. 2. Renovation of the current church pews. The plan is to refinish the existing pew ends and to replace the seats and backs with superior solid oak. By refinishing the pew ends, the cost of pews is down from $150,000 (new pews) to $110,000, thus saving $40,000. With new seats and backs we will also eliminate the middle divider in the longer pews, picking up additional seating. 3. The installation of spring loaded padded kneelers which are covered by a lifetime warranty and provide both comfort and noise reduction when kneelers are dropped. As you are aware, all of the restoration work done to date has been paid for and the parish remains debt-free. The estimated cost of the final phase of the renovation is approximately $300,000. The current balance in our account for capital expenditures is $276,582. Consequently, we face a shortfall of $23,418. SS. Cyril & Methodius has over 2,150 families registered as parishioners. I am asking each family to make an effort to contribute $200 to this most worthwhile endeavor. If each registered parish family participates, we will easily exceed our goal. I know there may be families struggling financially and if this is the case, please give whatever you can afford. If you are in a position to afford more, please consider giving generously to this exciting conclusion of the renovation. The goal is to raise the needed money and complete the project in 2014 to celebrate our 130th anniversary. I thank you for the support that you will give. May God bless you for your faithfulness and generosity. Sincerely, Fr. Waldemar Stawiarski



Removal of carpet and tile flooring. Installation of new terrazzo floor in body of church along with restoration of the sanctuary floor. Refinishing of existing pew ends and replacement of seats and backs. Installation of spring loaded padded kneelers.




Phase IICompleted

New Interior Paint Scheme Mural Cleaning and Restoration Stained Glass Cleaning Updated Lighting & Sound System Exterior Roof Dome repair Chandeliers restoration New electrical wiring





Phase ICompleted

Hospitality Room Reconciliation Rooms Additional Restrooms

Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock...it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock. Matthew 7:24

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Polish Club is seeking volunteers to guard the tomb of the Lord during Holy Week. A "symbolic tomb will be built and installed in church and guards will perform duty at all times, starting with the last liturgy of Good Friday until the beginning of the liturgy of Holy Saturday. We welcome male volunteers, young and old, to half-hour shifts to guard the tomb in regional costumes or costumes of Roman soldiers that will be provided for volunteers. All interested men should contact the Polish Club ahead of time in order to prepare the schedule. If interested please call: 630-863-9304. Klub Polski poszukuje chtnych do penienia warty przy symbolicznym Grobie Paskim, ktry zostanie zbudowany w naszym kociele. Stra honorowa bdzie peni wart przez cay czas czuwania, od ostatniej Liturgii Wielkiego Pitku, a do rozpoczcia Liturgii Wielkiej Soboty. Zapraszamy chtnych, modych i starszych mczyzn do p-godzinnej warty przy Grobie Paskim w strojach regionalnych lub w strojach onierzy rzymskich, ktre zostan udostpnione dla chtnych. Wszystkich zainteresowanych mczyzn prosimy o kontakt z Klubem Polskim: 630-863-9304 w celu przygotowania harmonogramu warty.

Please call the parish office if you have a loved one you would like our parish community to pray for. Joe Boyle Lucille Handorf Rose Miller Nancy Hoinacki Janet LaSota John Tkachuk Eleanor Twadorski Dan Mulligan Virginia Kozlowski Jim Bailey Esperanza Salgado Herman Salgado Gwen Latoza Sally Mankowski Pytlewski Family Francis Cardinal George Frank Kureja

Koncert w Darze Dzikczynnym Parafia w. Cyryla i Metodego zaprasza chtnych do uczestnictwa w koncercie z okazji kanonizacji dwch nowych witych: Jana XXIII i Jana Pawa II. Odbedzie sie on w niedziel, 27 kwietnia o 4pm. Do zorganizowania koncertu potrzebujemy parafian i przyjaci z talentem muzycznym do wystpu indywidualnego lub grupowego. Cay program potrwa 1 godzine, dlatego ilo artystw wystpujcych bdzie ograniczona. Wszystkich zainteresowanych prosimy kontaktowa sie z pani Mir emailowo: musicmin@stcyril.org lub telefonicznie: 630 257-0100

The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State Street, Chicago, Illinois. Couples married in 1964 interested in attending this celebration should contact their parish to register. For further information, call the Marriage and Family Ministries Office at 312-534-8351 or visit the website: www.marriageandfamilyministries.org

Holy Thursday Washing of the Feet If anyone would like to participate in the foot washing during Holy Thursday Mass at 7 PM, April 17th, please sign up on the sheet on the table in the back of church. Twelve people are needed.

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Drodzy Parafianie,
Jestem pewiem, e wszyscy rozpoznaj, e sprawozdanie mczyzny z dzisiejszej Ewangelii, ktry by lepy od urodzenia, nie jest tylko opowiadaniem o lepocie fizycznej i odzyskaniu wzroku. Prawdziwe uzdrowienie wie si ze lepot duchow. Prawd jest, e my w ogle dobrze nie widzimy, zarwno jeli chodzi o widzenie Boga, jak i widzenie innych ludzi. Poza tym, kwesti jest widzenie i zwracanie uwagi na realia gebiej ukryte w ludziach i wydarzeniach, ktre spotykaj nas w codziennym yciu. Jest kilka wanych rzeczy w naszym yciu na ktre powinnimy zwrci uwag, np. nasze relacje rodzinne. Wielu z nas nie przyoyo wikszej uwagi do zwizku z mem, on i dziemi. Zignorowanie powanych problemw, prowadzi do rodzinnego nieszczcia. Musimy wicej uwagi skupi na naszych zwizkach, bo inaczej ich nie docenimy. Najwaniejsz dla nas spraw, jest nasz zwizek z Bogiem. To jest oczywiste, e jest wiele zmartwie w yciu tych, ktrzy po prostu odstpili od Boga. Myl, e mog zostawi Go sobie na pniej, ale pniej nigdy nie nadchodzi, czsto, a jest ju cakiem za pno. W naszej relacji z Bogiem musimy patrze na teraz. Wane wyobraenie Boga, wie si z tym jak ludzie widz samych siebie. Zbyt czsto robi szybkie i powierzchowne osdy, odnonie tego, co Bg czyni w ich yciu. Oni po prostu zakadaj, e znaj Boe plany. Maj faszyw ocen tego co Bg czyni, gdy nigdy powanie si nie modlili w danej intencji, nie zrobili rozeznania w oparciu o kontemplacj i medytacj, ktra daje wizj Boga i Jego dzie poprzez histori ludzkoci. Sekret dobrej intuicji, wzroku wewntrznego, wewntrznej wizji, znajduje si w modlitwie i w czasie powiconym Bogu, kiedy staramy si Go zrozumie. Jeli pjdziesz t drog, to spotka ci wiele wspaniaych niespodzianek. Zaczniesz widzie pikno w innych. Pikno, ktre czsto przepuszczamy, poniewa mamy oczy, ktre tak naprawd nie widz. Spdzajc troch czasu sam na sam z Bogiem, zobaczymy Boe dary w swoim yciu. Wielki Post ju prawie dobiega koca. Dobr wiadomoci jest, e jeszcze pozostao nam troch czasu do jego zakoczenia. W Boych askach, otrzymujemy wicej szans do wykorzystania tego czasu

i Przygotowania si na Przejcie, z Prochw do

Nowego ycia.
Kilka spraw z ycia parafii:

Prosz zauway, e w przysz rod, 2 kwietnia, nie bdzie Drogi Krzyowej. Zapraszamy wszystkich zainteresowanych pomoc w organizacji dorocznego Block Party na zebranie w poniedziaek, 7 kwietnia o godz. 7 PM. Zachcamy osoby utalentowane muzycznie do podzielenia si swoim talentem. Potrzebujemy pomocy w zorganizowaniu koncertu z okazji kanonizacji dwch nowych witych: Jana XXIII i Jana Pawa II, w niedziel 27 kwietnia o godz. 4 PM. Wicej detali na stronie 10 . Kolejne zebranie dotyczce Kanonizacji Jana XXIII i Jana Pawa II, odbdzie si w ten poniedziaek, 31 marca o godz. 6:30 PM na plebanii. Pary, ktre zawary zwizek maeski w 1964 roku, zapraszamy do wzicia udziau w uroczystej Mszy witej z okazji Zotych Godw, w niedziel, 14 wrzenia, 2014, o godz. 2:45 PM w Katedrze witego Imienia (Holy Name Cathedral). Potrzebna rejestracja.Wicej informacji w dzisiejszym biuletynie. Gratulujemy. Wieczna lampka, ktra znajduje si nad otarzem i pali si 24/7 jest terez dostpna do ofiarowania w intencji wasnej lub ku pamici najbliszych. wieca wymieniana jest co tydzie w poniedziaek rano. W celu ustalenia tygodniowej intencji prosimy o skontaktowanie si z biurem parafialnym. Donacja wynosi $100; imi ofiarodawcy, intencja bdzie zamieszczona w biuletynie na zarezerwowany tydzie. Rozpoczynamy dzi polskie rekolekcje. Kolejne spotkania od poniedziaku do rody o 11:30 AM i 7:30 PM. We rode spowied godzine wczeniej. W najbliszy pitek, 4 kwietnia jest Pierwszy Pitek kwietnia. Adoracja przez cay dzie, od 6 PM spowied, a o 7 PM naboestwo i Msza w. W sobot jest Pierwsza Sobota. Pocztek czuwania o 7 PM.

Miego tygodnia i niech Bg bogosawi Was i Waszych najbliszych. Ks. Waldemar Stawiarski

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith

March 30, 2014

Mass Intentions
Monday March 31st 7:00 AM GODS BLESSINGS FOR RON GUZIOR FAMILY by Guzior Family = ALGIRDAS PLEIKYS by Mother 11:30 AM (PL) = ZOFIA MIKOS by Family = ANNA LACIAK by John & Maria Czerwie 7:30 PM (PL) = JZEFA & STANISAW KOCZWARA by Rodzina Tuesday April 1st 7:00 AM = LLOYD BAHNICK by Betty, John & Marie Alice = WILLIAM RUMINSKI by Family 11:30 AM (PL) = ZOFIA MIKOS by Family = ANNA LACIAK by John & Maria Czerwie 7:30 PM (PL) = ZOFIA & KAZIMIERZ OLEJARZ by Family Wednesday April 2nd 7:00 AM = RAYMOND RUDIS by Mike Pender 11:30 AM (PL) = ZOFIA MIKOS by Family = ANNA LACIAK by John & Maria Czerwie 7:30 PM (PL) = JZEFA & STANISAW KOCZWARA by Rodzina Thursday April 3rd 7:00 AM = JERRY TRUSIAK by Wife = RAYMOND RUDIS by Carl & Pat Berens First Friday April 4th 7:00 AM ALTAR & ROSARY SOCIETY = LUCILLE M. ZOLECKI by Teachers & Staff of SSCM School 7:30 PM (PL) = STANISAW MKA by Anna Mka = ANTONI KOWALCZYK by Maria & Frank Kowalczyk = MACIEJ & KATARZYNA MKA by Wiktoria Para First Saturday April 5th 7:00 AM MOTHERS DAY NOVENA OF MASSES = KOZAK & LISOWSKI FAMILIES 5:30 PM = HERBERT FAMILY by George W. Herbert = ANITA SIMONE by Religious Education Staff GODS BLESSINGS FOR MARIA

Sunday April 6th 7:00 AM = WILLIAM P. BENNER by Eileen & Kathleen Benner = RAYMOND RUDIS by Monika Bochenek 8:30 AM (PL) = KAROL CILAK by ona O BOE B. DLA MATEUSZA & DAVIDA by Rodzina = JACEK MDLAK by Danuta Walus & Ryszard Para 10:30 AM = WALTER MIELECKI by His Wife, Katie GODS BLESSINGS FOR MATTHEW by Parents GODS BLESSINGS FOR JAMES SMITH FAMILY 12:00 PM FOR ALL PARISHIONERS LIVING & DECEASED 1:30 PM (PL) = ANDRZEJ BENDYK (Anniv.) by Bendyk Family = ANDRZEJ BIZUB (Anniv.) by ona z Rodzin = JERZY JESKIEWICZ by Mama & Brat

Dress like your Friend Day Miss Wagners Kindergarten class

Publisher of SSCM weekly bulletin, editor for quarterly newsletter and website manager position available. Extensive experience working with Microsoft Publisher or comparable publishing software required, as well as proficient proofing and editing skills. Knowledge of commercial printing specifications useful for additional miscellaneous printing projects for rectory. Approximately 20 hours/ week. Please call Denise at (630) 257-2776 to set up an interview.

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith Please pray for We ask you to please keep in your prayers the following parishioners who are on active duty in the military:

March 30, 2014

Sunday, March 30th: Polish Mission begins, Masses at 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM Monday, March 31st: Polish Mission Masses at 11:30 AM and 7:30 PM. Tuesday, April 1st: Polish Mission Masses at 11:30 AM and 7:30 PM. Wednesday, April 2nd: Polish Mission Confessions at 10:30 and 6:00 PM, Mission Masses at 11:30 AM and 7:30 PM. NO Stations of the Cross in English this evening. First Friday, April 4th: Confessions 6 PM, Stations of the Cross (Polish), 7:00 PM, Church, followed by Mass. First Saturday, April 5th: English Rosary, 6:30 AM, Polish Novena 7 PM.

Sgt. Bogumila Bielanska; LCPL Matthew Gill; Josh McManus, USMC; Gunnery Sgt., Stephan Staniulis, USMC; LCPL Robert Stasiak; Don Tabron, CWO 5, US Army; Staff Sgt. George T. Burke, USMC, Iraq; LCPL Cassie Leja, USMC, Iraq; Capt. Catherine R. Chappell, Pilot HC130, U.S. Air Force; Frank Romanowski, Army Combat Medic; Keith Zajac, U.S. Navy; Cpt. Lynnea Jensen, Afganistan.

Upcoming Events:
March 29th through April 6th: Parish school spring break Monday, March 31st: Canonization Mtg., 6:30 PM, Rectory Sunday, April 6th: Youth Ministry Living Stations of the Cross practice, 2-4 PM, St. Alphonsus Church Getsmani Group Passion of Christ, 7 PM, Church Parish Contributions March 22nd & 23rd, 2014 Envelopes Childrens envelopes Electronic Fund (weekly) Total 2nd Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe 752 53 68 $ 13,104.00 101.50 1,163.00 $ 14,368.50 $ 3,112.00

May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her In your prayers please remember the soul of Paulina Obirek. May her soul and the souls of all our faithfully departed family and friends rest in everlasting Peace.

752 envelopes plus weekly EFT donations represent 38% of our parishioners. Your donations help meet our immediate needs, repairs and improvements. We sincerely appreciate your generosity.
Currently, Electronic Fund Transfers are being used by 68 families on a weekly basis and 120 families on a monthly basis. For March 2014, monthly electronic donations amounted to $7,233

Electronic Fund Transfer Electronic Fund Transfer, (EFT), is the process of automatically having your contribution offering transferred from your checking or saving account to St. Cyrils account. What will EFT do for you? No more check writing No more looking for the correct currency Automated record keeping Once you have signed up for Electronic Fund Transfer you will no longer need envelopes except for special second collections. If your financial situation changes, you may change or stop your payment at any time by calling the parish office. Return the completed form by mail or place it in the collection basket marked ATTN: Annie. You will be sent an EFT form with more information about the EFT process. If you have any questions, please call the rectory at (630) 257-2776. Electronic Fund Transfer Request Form
Name: __________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________ City/ST/Zip: _____________________________________ Phone:_____________________ Envelope Number _____

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith

March 30, 2014

Liturgical Ministers Weekend Schedule

April 5th & 6th 5:30 PM English Mass Celebrant
Fr. Marion

A. Lorang R. Suchecki

Eucharistic Ministers
T. Nickleski C. Walschlager J. Doyle P. DiBartelo C. Diaz P. Rusnak J. Kalkowski C. Maturlak K. Maturlak M. Zelek S. Antonopoulos C. Tomala K. Jenner L. Dastych J. Wilczewski K. Batistich N. Batistich T. Cisneros J. Baluch J. Koziol D. Bibly J. Tejkowski S. Stoffels M. Rudis

Altar Servers
Danny B. Mick B. Conor B. Denis B. Jacqueline A. Ashley R. Kathy W. Alex L. Andrew B. Eric H. Bridget H. Julianne M. Dominic C. Luke D. Gianfranco M. Sebastian H. Stasiu H. Andrzej H.

7:00 AM English Mass 8:30 AM Polish Mass 10:30 AM English Mass

Fr. Marion w/ Deacon Ciciura Salvatorian

D. Ciciura K. Shannon G. Witkowski R. Witkowski N. Gonsiorowski H. Tomala

B. Bogun B. Rajca

Fr. Stawiarski

L. Barnett K. & J. Gonsch E. Neubaurer/choir E. Cazupta/choir K. Korte M. Laskowski M. Labno A. Swiderek

12:00 Noon English Mass

Fr. Stawiarski

R. Wilczewski M. DeBiase

1:30 PM Polish Mass 5:00 PM St. Patrick


M. Mendaluk A. Swiderek

Fr. Koys